Huntingdon, Tennessee, in west Tennessee, has traditionally released an average of 5 ppm ammonia in their effluent.
In 2011, leachate began to be introduced from a landfill in a neighboring town. Ammonia levels in the leachate were as high as 4,100 ppm, and the effluent of the Huntingdon wastewater lagoon climbed to 60 ppm by the middle of April, 2012.
With 11 days remaining before their effluent ammonia permit dropped to 10, Bio-Chem reached out to the operators of the land fill and stopped the leachate deliveries temporarily, and began applying its Revive biological product in the collection system.
60 ppm April 19, 2012
29 ppm April 22, 2012
16 ppm April 24, 2012
12 ppm April 27, 2012
10.8 ppm April 30, 2012
1.25 ppm May 1, 2012
0.5 ppm June 1, 2012
With ongoing applications of Revive, results have remained extremely low.
*Meeting with landfill personnel at the wastewater lagoon